| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:48 PM
WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — He has taken to saying he has a pen and a phone that he can use to work around Republicans in Congress, but President Obama also has a jet and a helicopter.
He used them both Wednesday as he set off on a two-day traveling sales...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 1:28 PM
An industrial accident in Omaha sent at least 10 workers to the hospital and killed some when an animal feed plant collapsed after an apparent explosion, officials said Monday.
Interim Omaha Fire Chief Bernie Kanger said at an afternoon news conference:...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:55 PM
A fire and structural collapse at an animal feed processing plant killed two people and injured 10 others, four critically, Omaha authorities said Monday.
Officials had said the fire at the International Nutrition plant could have been precipitated by...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:26 AM
Florida Power & Light Co. is on the cusp of getting the pipeline it has long wanted to carry natural gas from elsewhere in the nation to Central and South Florida to run the utility's power plants.
But the proposed $3.6 billion project, which FPL...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:21 AM
There is nothing small or inconsequential about plans to build a liquefied natural gas export terminal at Cove Point in Southern Maryland's Calvert County. Dominion Resources wants to invest in the neighborhood of $3.8 billion to build the controversial...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Question: When I moved to Northridge in 1951, every nursery carried flats of lippia, a cheap, tough, drought-resistant ground cover and lawn substitute. When I ordered it at a nursery, it took months to get, in spite of the fact that it is grown in...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:24 PM
WASHINGTON — Despite intense pressure to hold down federal spending, the Defense Department is launching a high-priced effort to create its own production pipeline for vaccines and biodefense drugs — an initiative that defies the advice of...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:25 PM
A dozen former Huntington Beach mayors recently sent a letter to the California Coastal Commission, urging that it approve the permit for a long-proposed desalination plant.
The commission, which has oversight over coastal access, will consider...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:48 AM
The connection between Colorado wildfires and an idyllic Chicago nature haven isn't immediately apparent.
But the Chicago Botanic Garden (1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe; chicagobotanic.org) is about more than a Japanese island garden or a bevy of...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Carbon dioxide emissions from the nation’s energy sector rose about 2% in 2013 after declining for several years, federal energy officials reported Monday.
The reversal came because power plants last year burned more coal to generate electricity,...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 8:38 PM
Solar power is going everywhere these days — homes, businesses, schools, even sewage plants.
Howard County is beginning work this week installing about 740 photovoltaic panels at its Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant in Savage. The $1.5...